Christmas shopping dilema
11-19-2013 12:12 PM
Is it wrong to stop buying Christmas presents for some of my nieces and nephews while continuing for others? My dh & I have been the only one of my siblings to buy presents for every niece & nephew for every Christmas & birthday for the last 14 years. However, my 1 brother, his soon to be ex & their kids don't appreciate it! They don't say thank you. They sporadically buy for my kids & our other nieces & nephews. And I just found out that my SIL was complaining that last year her kids piles (of presents) was smaller than everyone else's & when she looked around my dh looked embarrased so we must not have bought them anything. (Mind you we put tags on every present & hand them out!) Also, in March my brother & SIL 'disowned' me because I refused to give them money for a dress they bought my 12 yr old daughter for my sister's wedding that I told them to return (I never had it in my possession or authorized them to buy it & my dd was not in the wedding). Now I'm torn. I know my brother & his kids will be at my aunts' for Christmas. But I feel like everything I've ever done has gone un-appreciated and that they don't really deserve anything from us. However, I think we'll come across as the 'bad guys' if we don't buy something for them... I need some objective advice!!!